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BREAKING NEWS THE ATLANTIC GROUP


ACQUIRES AVOCET


Some excellent news as Clearview’s March issue went to press: The Atlantic Group has announced the acquisition of Avocet Hardware Limited.


The Atlantic Group (which includes Eliza Tinsley) is a market-leading hardware business which manufactures and distributes hardware products - including chain & rope, fixings, fasteners and general hardware into the major UK DIY retailers and independent trade markets.


The acquisition of Avocet Hardware Limited as from 24th February 2012 will further strengthen the Group’s presence within these markets.


The Atlantic Group provides a strong platform to develop the current Avocet


business which operates through three trading divisions – the Builders’ Hardware division, the Door & Window Hardware division and the ABS Secure division.


VK Jain, the Chairman of the Atlantic Group commented: “We are absolutely delighted that we have been able to complete the acquisition of the Avocet business which represents an exciting addition to the Atlantic Group.”


Ian Jones, Chief Executive of Avocet Hardware said: “The acquisition by the Atlantic Group is positive news and will ensure that the Avocet business can move forward with confidence.”


“I have been hugely impressed with the loyalty shown across the customer base and


‘The acquisition by the Atlantic Group is positive news and will ensure that the Avocet business can move forward with confidence. I have been hugely impressed with the loyalty shown across the customer base and the dedication of the team here in Brighouse during these recent challenging times.’


the dedication of the team here in Brighouse during these recent challenging times.”


“Customers will be happy that Avocet is


now part of Atlantic which has a strong name in hardware, and that it is now back to business as usual,” adds Kevin Harvey Managing Director.


To read more news, log onto www.clearview-uk.com and join in our Forum discussions.


ORIGIN FIND IT EASI IN THE CORNER


Adventurous homeowners are behind a 12-fold surge in sales of corner post sets for Origin’s Easifold folding sliding doors.


Sales of the bespoke system broke all records running up to Christmas and customer services manager David Ginger is putting that down to architects whose growing adventurous spirit is being matched by equally adventurous and affluent clients.


Origin has manufactured both 90º and 135º


(bay) moving corner post sets for more than two years and sales have climbed steadily since then but 2011 saw an explosion in their popularity as more and more people chose to improve their homes rather than move in the current economic climate.


“Corner post sets have proved extremely popular over the past 12 months and we are currently producing 12 times that we did when we started,” said David. “Architects are getting very adventurous and structural engineers are rising to their challenge.”


The corner post sets are available in a wide


variety of configurations and are designed and manufactured in the UK to the same


exacting standards as standard Easifold door sets which, under Origin’s “Your lead time, not ours,” scheme, are available exactly when required and with a 20-year guarantee.


The Easifold range now also outperforms


current British Building Regulations. Thermal improvements mean the range now features U-values of 1.3W/(m²K), outperforming the Part L requirements of 1.7W/(m²K) by an impressive margin.


Easifold’s unique free-glide running system uses near-frictionless, maintenance-free needle roller bearings encased in tough Acetal and concealed within the bottom track to ensure ease of operation, even when backed into a corner! Easifold doors feature elegant ultra-slim sight lines, can be designed to open in to or out of a room and fold to the left or right, and are complemented by a range of colour-coded or stainless steel ergonomic lever handles


Fitted with finger-safe gaskets as standard and internally beaded, the lead doors have an eight-point locking mechanism that conforms to police Secured By Design


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standards and an anti-drill barrel, while every slave door features shoot bolt locking.


In addition to these security measures, the


thermally-broken Easifold door is also severe weather tested by the BFRC to EN ISO 10077 – 2 and achieved the highest category rating of ‘1200 special’.


For a demonstration of a typical corner post set go to http://www.bifoldingdoors. co.uk/Easifold/Reviews/Extension-with- Origin-Moving-corner-post-set.


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